"... A sustainable and future-oriented development in sub-Saharan Africa is possible if the Western-oriented education that local scholars receive is complemented with a praxis-oriented training that focuses on local realities ..."
The NEGROPOLIS Founder
The NEGROPOLIS Foundation is convinced that a prosper future in sub-Saharan Africa in the today's rapid changing world depends more than ever on development actions and strategies carried out by local academic experts. Accordingly, the NEGROPOLIS Foundation specifically focuses its attention on young African scholars and researchers. The Foundation improves the interrelation between research, education, training and praxis as well as the teamwork between academia and population.
Based on results from its own research projects developed in close co-operation with African universities and relevant stakeholders from academia, business, society and government, the NEGROPOLIS Foundation design itself relevant research topics for its grants to:
The NEGROPOLIS Foundation aims in this way to offer young scholars and researchers the opportunity to experience interdisciplinary and cross-border co-operation, new theories and scientific methods, so they can to dedicate themselves after completing their training to develop and implement exemplary, integrated planning and management concepts as well as innovation strategies for sustainable development, as well as assist all relevant local stakeholders in the search for tailored solutions to everyday issues in their respective country.
At the international level, the NEGROPOLIS Foundation aims to promote networks of universities and institutes of higher education within Africa and to strengthen international co-operation between sub-Saharan African universities with their counterparts in and outside of this region. For this reason the Foundation conducts international research-conferences and symposia and supports measures for intensifying the exchange of knowledge and experience, as well as exchange programmes for young scholars and researchers (e.g. tandem programme).